Anguilla’s first gourmet Pan Asian restaurant – Cha Cha San – brings exciting new flavors to an island known for its outstanding culinary choices.
New to Anguilla’s vibrant dining scene for the 2014 season is Cha Cha San, the brainchild of Taiwanese Executive Chef and Owner, Ken Lin. Chef Ken’s stellar international career has included stints in some of the world’s leading culinary destinations: Tokyo, London, Moscow, Mauritius – and now Anguilla.
The name of the restaurant, Cha Cha San, translates as Mr. Tea. Chef Ken chose the name because of the importance of tea in South East Asia, and to introduce this beautiful element of Asian culture to his new home in the Caribbean. “My dream is to bring beautiful Asian culture and cuisine, and new, exciting, Asian flavors to Anguilla – an island with a great culinary reputation.”
The West End restaurant features a range of tempting South Asian favorites cooked to order in the stadium kitchen. Small bites, such as “Cha Style” Shrimp Tempura, Angus Beef Dumpling and fresh Sushi can be enjoyed as either a bar snack or a starter. Piquant and exotic main courses that highlight South Asian flavors can be sampled as single dishes or “family style” with a group. The bar offers a unique selection of Asian inspired cocktails and the island’s most extensive choice of Saki, in addition to a wine list, imported beers, and of course, a choice of Taiwanese teas.
Mouthwatering, exotic fragrances; friendly service; cheerful, red Chinese lanterns; cool lounge music and a life-sized statue of Mr. Tea himself make the restaurant’s terracotta courtyard intimately attractive. Chef Ken is confident that his modest price point, “Bento Box” specials and regular Happy Hours will have locals and tourists flooding in for a taste of Anguilla’s exciting new Asian flavors.